scheme is open to all holdings with SDA land and offers an area-based payment of PS62 per hectare.
We re excited to be financing another successful acquisition by NEP, said Dave Swanson, managing director of GE Antares, In partnership with management, NEP will be a great asset to UELS
as they continue to grow in the oil & gas industry.
Farmers must work on their applications now as they need to be submitted by the end of February to ensure their new UELS
agreement starts on May 1.
We would still recommend that farmers get independent advice on making their UELS
application to ensure it fits with their existing farming practices.
Tenant farmer Tony Miller, who is based near Consett, is among the first wave to sign up for UELS
The previous Government had set an 80% uptake target for UELS
In addition, Natural England has taken a trade stand at Beef Expo 2010 at Hexham Mart on May 27 to answer queries about UELS
and other stewardship schemes from those attending the show.
I would urge all those who are eligible to get the UELS
forms completed and returned to Natural England as soon as possible .
is a whole farm scheme - those claiming under it will need to register all of their eligible land, as opposed to the HFA where farmers had to register only 10 hectares of qualifying land and stock it at more than a prescribed density with eligible animals.
scheme - which replaces the Hill Farm Allowance (HFA) - was officially launched on Tuesday.
payments will be more double those for standard ELS at ha compared to pounds 30/ha for standard ELS in recognition of the greater difficulties involved in hill farming.
Advisors from Natural England will discuss the various options available under UELS
and answer farmers' questions.